The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed by Jessica Clare

I’m currently using books as rewards for meeting certain goals I’ve set for myself, so buying this one was exciting on a few levels. As someone who doesn’t keep many physical books, it says something that I want to own this whole series.


One-Sentence Synopsis
Always the good girl, a woman plans to rehab her sister and connect with the guy she’s always had a thing for, but her plans go askew when her crush’s sexy friend starts seducing her. To see a full synopsis, visit this book’s Goodreads page.

The Good Stuff
Audrey showed up in the first 2 books, and her crush on Cade had been strongly hinted at. She’s made it her life’s goal to be a good girl in opposition to her twin’s wild lifestyle, but her evolution in this book is good. Not only does she find that she’d rather be with someone who pushed her buttons rather than a nice guy, but she learns a few things about her relationship with her sister.


Speaking of Daphne, she’s the featured twin who showed up in the previous book and was a complete and annoying mess. Based on her previous antics and her state at the beginning of this book, I was prepared to hate her. But by the end, I thought she was okay. I’m not sure what she’ll do later in the series, but I didn’t end the book with mad hate for her.

Things That Made Me Go Hmmm
It was hard for me to like Reese. Sure, I had a few feels for him at times, but as a character, he wasn’t really likable. He makes no secret that he uses women for business and that he’s a major player. I wanted there to be a reason for this, like family history or a bad breakup, but there was little detail other than he’d grown up poor and was working hard to make his billion like the others in the club.

I also wanted more angry foreplay, because the little that was there was delightful. I was surprised at how quickly Audrey decided to give in to him and thought she should have made him work a little more for it.

The Romance Factor
For all his faults, Reese was genuine in his love for Audrey, even though she wasn’t his usual type and even though he’d previously been happy to be a playboy. Though Audrey also gave the feels, I definitely felt the love more through Reese, even if I didn’t feel it for him. 4/5

The Steam Factor
Clare usually delivers nothing less than a 5/5 and this is no exception. In fact, the all night orgasm fest in the woods was so hot I didn’t even think about how uncomfortable the ground would be.


Final Thoughts
While it didn’t beat Beauty and the Billionaire for me, it was still a fun read and a solid part of this series. I’m bummed the next one isn’t available in paperback, but I’ll be grabbing that eBook once I hit my next goal.

Stranded With a Billionaire by Jessica Clare

When Fifty Shades of Grey came out…and I was less than thrilled with it…I was kind of put off of billionaire books. Sure, I know that not all billionaires are douche canoes like Christian Grey, but it just didn’t seem like my thing.

Then I heard a conversation on Dear Bitches, Smart Authors podcast about Jessica Clare’s billionaire books. The thing that stood out to me was that the second in the series was a Beauty and the Beast trope. Which pretty much trumps any dislike of billionaires I may have had. However, I decided I would read the whole series. There are 6 books in the Billionaire Boys Club series and it kicks off with this one.


One-Sentence Synopsis
A waitress and a billionaire find themselves stranded, alone, and mostly naked at an island resort after it’s hit by a hurricane. For a full synopsis, see this book’s Goodreads page.

The Good Stuff
This was such a fun read. Clare is on my list of top authors and I’m now crediting her with making me look at billionaires in a whole new way. Being stranded on an island with a good looking rich man? You know this someone’s fantasy…even if the heroine doesn’t know he’s rich until later. There was some Blue Lagoon nostalgia, though Logan and Bronte are adults and I wasn’t super uncomfortable.

blue lagoon

I loved that even though Bronte was attracted to Logan, she still wanted to be her own person and demanded that she be treated with respect.

The story is paced well, and even though one might argue the premise is fantastical, it’s actually believable. There’s angst, there’s feels, and there are hints of the other books in the series. I love when you get glimpses of future main characters. It leaves me wanting more.

Things That Made Me Go Hmmm
Even though I’m really good at suspending disbelief, I was slightly distracted by the fact that when they’re on the island and getting intimate that they’re doing it without having showered or brushed their teeth. It was like they were immune to body odor and morning breath.


Even though I liked both characters, there were times when Logan made me facepalm. There’s one scene in particular where Bronte has made it clear she needs to be wooed, so they have a nice date, some really nice sexy times…and then he’s like “Well, guess you’re moving in with me!” Dude, seriously? It cracked me up, so much so that in the 2nd book, when the hero of that story goes to Logan for advice, I was like “No! Don’t ask him for advice. He’ll lead you astray!”

The Romance Factor
Though he had his moments, there was something romantic about Logan going to extremes to have Bronte with him, and though the potential was there for some of his actions to be creepy, I completely bought into the fact that he just wanted to be with her. They definitely had chemistry and conflict. 3/5.

The Steam Factor
I appreciate a book that brings the erotica, brings it frequently, and yet doesn’t detract from the story itself. This is a good example of that. There were so many full detailed sexy times, but they fit perfectly with the story and contained some sweet moments. 5/5

Hot Hiddleston

Final Thoughts
Island breath aside, I really enjoyed this book, especially when it started the story in book 2. For not being a fan of billionaire stories previously, this one sucked me in and now I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.